The leopard / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett.
By: Nesbø, Jo [author.].
Contributor(s): Bartlett, Don [translator.].Material type: BookSeries: Nesbø, Jo, Harry Hole: book 8.Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012Edition: 1st edition.Description: 517 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307595874 ; 0307595870 .Other title: Panserhjerte.Subject(s): Hole, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Norway -- Oslo -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Ambition -- Fiction | Oslo (Norway) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.Summary: After two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood, Inspector Harry Hole is compelled to return to Norway to see his dying father and to investigate the brutal crime, which may be the work of a serial killer.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"With Henning Mankell having written his last Wallander novel and Stieg Larsson no longer with us, I have had to make the decision on whom to confer the title of best current Nordic writer of crime fiction . . . Jo Nesbø wins." --Marcel Berlins, The Times (U.K.)<br> <br> Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer?<br> <br> The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway--his father is dying--Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. After a female MP is discovered brutally murdered, nothing can keep him from the investigation.<br> <br> There is little to go on: a piece of rope, a scrap of wool, a bit of gravel, an unexpected connection between the victims. And Harry will soon come to understand that he is dealing with a psychopath for whom "insanity is a vital retreat," someone who will put him to the test--in both his professional and personal lives--as never before.<br> <br> Ruthlessly intelligent and suspenseful, The Leopard is Jo Nesbø's most electrifying novel yet--absolutely gripping from first to last.
Translation of: Panserhjerte.
"This translation was originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of the Random House Group Ltd., London, in 2011"--T.p. verso.
"This is a Borzoi book."
After two young women are found dead, both drowned in their own blood, Inspector Harry Hole is compelled to return to Norway to see his dying father and to investigate the brutal crime, which may be the work of a serial killer.